The Author: Charles S. Chiu has been living in Vienna since 1975. He studied philosophy, journalism, and theatre at the University of Vienna and has published numerous television scripts and two books: Frauen im Schatten (1994) and Zwischen Eros und Tod (1996). The Translator: Edith Borchardt, Professor of German at the University of Minnesota, Morris, is the author of Mythische Strukturen im Werk Heinrich von Kleists (1987). She received her A.B. from Vassar College and her M.A. and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.